Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
TopicsGCC, US Foreign Policy, US policy in the Middle East , US-Gulf relations
RegionsGulf, Middle East
LanguagesFrench, Portuguese, Spanish
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March 25, 2015The New York Times quotes Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron on Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, and his role in attempting to bridge the gap between the United States and Israel:
March 19, 2015Onus is on Israeli government to mend US ties, says Atlantic Council’s LeBaron Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election declaration not to allow the creation of a Palestinian state could lead to Israel’s further isolation internationally, says Atlantic Council analyst…
March 18, 2015Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron writes for US News and World Report on how the United States and Israel move forward in the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection:
March 16, 2015Saudis worry about regional power, Israelis about an ‘existential threat,’ say analysts Saudi Arabia and Israel find themselves in the same camp as opponents of a nuclear deal with Iran, but the Sunni kingdom and Jewish state have very different…
February 28, 2015Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron joins CTV News to discuss radicalized youth in the West joining terrorist organizations:
Full BioRichard LeBaron is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council with a special focus on the Gulf region.
Ambassador LeBaron is a career diplomat with over thirty years experience abroad and in Washington. His most recent overseas posting was as deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in London from August 2007 to August 2010. Ambassador LeBaron served as chargé d'affaires in London from February to August 2009. Previous to his assignment to London, Ambassador LeBaron served as the US ambassador to Kuwait (2004 to 2007). From September 2001 to July 2004, Ambassador LeBaron served as deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of the United States in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ambassador LeBaron was minister-counselor for political and economic affairs at the Embassy of the United States in Cairo, Egypt from 1998 to 2001. While posted in Washington from 1991 to 1998, he served in three positions related to the Middle East: director for Near East and South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, director of the Peace Process and Regional Affairs Office in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State, and public affairs adviser for the Near Eastern Bureau. From 1991 to 1993, Ambassador LeBaron was political officer in the State Department's Office of European Community Affairs. Ambassador LeBaron's earlier overseas diplomatic postings included: Lisbon (1989-91), Tunis (1986-89), New Delhi (1982-84) and Managua (1980-82). Before he entered the Foreign Service, the Ambassador held a two-year consultancy in Brazil working on science policy issues. Ambassador LeBaron studied at the University of Colorado (BA) and The George Washington University (MA).